Snus (pronounced ‘snoos’) is sold loose or in pouches. It is made from tobacco that has been manufactured into a moist ‘mass’ that is stored in the pouch. They are used in exactly the same way that you use a nicotine pouch.
Given that snus contains tobacco, it follows that it also contains the constituents associated with tobacco use. Studies have shown that Snus can be harsh on your gums and contribute to dental problems.
Nicotine pouches on the other hand do not contain any tobacco at all. Instead of tobacco, nicotine pouches contain a large number of very small granules, typically made from cellulose. These granules absorb the nicotine and any added flavourings. Combined they make up the contents of the nicotine pouch. The granules ‘hold onto’ the nicotine and flavourings until the saliva from your mouth activates them and releases them into your body.
Nicotine pouches have a number of benefits when compared to Snus:
- While Snus will stain your teeth yellow nicotine pouches do not discolour your teeth at all.
- Nicotine pouches come in a variety of nicotine strengths allowing you to regulate your nicotine intake in line with your needs as you progress through your quitting journey.
- Nicotine pouches come in a variety of flavours, providing you with variety – something that has proven to increase success as you work to quit.